Most likely, you're thinking it's a compliment about your hair.
Growing up on Narragansett Beach, RI, it was always a good day when the waves were breaking in relative calm but the offshore environment provided good wave height. We'd get awesome curls over the gradual slope of the sandy bottom. Whether body-surfing, or real surfing, nice curls are very good.
When doing web development, it's almost as exciting to use the
curl command to do all kinds of work.
Please check out the online book https://ec.haxx.se/ that project founder Daniel Stenberg wrote. The curl website has even more information. Since curl supports about 200 options, maybe you'd like to visit the curl manpage online